World-class art museums are hosting new exhibitions and installations this spring!
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art hosts a year-round schedule of traveling and temporary exhibitions at its world-class museum in Bentonville. Major exhibitions not to miss this spring include:
This is the Day
April 24 – August 16
This is the Day brings together artistic representations of Black faith and spirituality, including the work of Bruce Davidson, Faith Ringgold, and Arkansas-based photographer Aaron Turner, illuminating the resilience of the Black church and the community it has served for more than 300 years.
Charlie Mae Practicing for the Baptising
Feb. 6 – May 31
Featuring over 100 works in ceramics, fiber, wood, metal, glass and unexpected materials, Crafting America presents a diverse and inclusive story of American craft from the 1940s to today.
Consuelo Jimenez Underwood
Home of the Brave
Crystal Bridges’ sister venue, the Momentary brings contemporary visual, performing and culinary arts into a welcoming, communal space downtown. Visual art on view in May and June include:
Kenny Rivero: The Floor Is Crooked
Opens June 22 – Oct. 24
New York City-based painter Kenny Rivero’s solo exhibition addresses themes of Dominican and American identity, Afro-Caribbean symbologies, socio-geographic solidarity, cultural and familial expectations, race and masculinity.
Limpieza of the Head
She Never Dances Alone
April 13 – June 13
Guests can enjoy artist Jeffrey Gibson’s She Never Dances Alone projected nightly from sunset to midnight on the building exterior of the Tower.
Abigail Deville: Light Of Freedom
March 25 – Sept. 26
This newly commissioned outdoor installation is a reference to the Statue of Liberty’s torch, encased in scaffolding and filled with found objects.
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